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Monday February 21, 2022. 09:06 PM
Internet mapping services have democratized cartography and brought it to the masses. Adam Engst has been working with maps of late and shares the most effective services, techniques, and tips that he’s found.
Peloton exercise bikes are expensive and lock users into the company’s exercise service. Julio Ojeda-Zapata tried a less expensive alternative, Bowflex’s C6 bike. It gives users the flexibility to use a range of fitness services with an iPhone or iPad, an Apple TV, or a...
Sunday February 20, 2022. 11:07 PM
Maintenance release for the document and information manager blends a few new features with improvements and bug fixes. ($99 new, free update, 136 MB, macOS 10.11.5+)
Major new release for the keyboard shortcut and emoji cheat sheet enables you to assign keyboard shortcuts on the fly. (€19.99 new, €9.99 upgrade, 5.4 MB, macOS 10.10+)
Brings new effects and filters plus bug fixes to the Swiss Army knife of graphics programs. ($39.95 new, free update, 270 MB, macOS 10.9+)
Saturday February 19, 2022. 01:40 AM
Blue light emitted from screens has been linked to a number of health issues. Here are a couple of ways you can reduce or block it on your Mac, iPhone, and iPad.
If you subscribe to either of Verizon’s 5G Play More or 5G Get More unlimited plans, you now get free access to Apple Arcade indefinitely.Read original article
Friday February 18, 2022. 11:18 PM
Overhauls the Auto-title functionality with configurable hierarchy chains, an updated user interface, and a new style category. ($49 new, free update, 101 MB, macOS 10.9+)
Enables you to share synced libraries with either read/write or read-only access. ($59.99 new, free update, 100 MB, macOS 10.13+)
Adds support for multiple notebooks and Shortcuts in macOS 12 Monterey, plus the capability to display images. ($49.99 new, free update, 22.4 MB, macOS 10.14.2+)
Thursday February 17, 2022. 12:16 AM
Apple has moved the iPhone 6 Plus to its list of vintage products, meaning that you might have a tougher time getting it repaired.Read original article
Wednesday February 16, 2022. 01:10 AM
Curious how much it would cost to repair an Apple device? The Apple Support app now offers estimates in select locations. But only for the most common repairs to certain devices.Read original article
Monday February 14, 2022. 08:43 PM
Patches unspecified security vulnerabilities in Big Sur and Catalina. (Free, various sizes, macOS 11 and 10.15)
We’ve resubscribed several hundred TidBITS readers who were inexplicably unsubscribed several months ago, and on a completely different topic, Adam shares a tip on how to run Monterey on a Mac that doesn’t support it.
Sunday February 13, 2022. 08:22 PM
Adds support for the forthcoming macOS 12.3 Monterey update. ($30 new, free update, 20.2 MB, macOS 10.9+)
Adds a Flatten Shape Processors menu item and remembers the canvas backdrop color on all open images. ($39.99 new, free update, 19.4 MB, macOS 10.14+)
Maintenance release for the file transfer app adds support for upgrading RSA key security. ($45 new, free update, 33.9 MB, macOS 10.15+)
Brings a few improvements and bug fixes to its macOS edition as well as some new features for the iOS edition. ($49.99 annual subscription, free update, 31.9 MB, macOS 10.15+)
Saturday February 12, 2022. 09:22 PM
New York Times privacy reporter Kashmir Hill used an AirTag, a Tile, and a GPS device to track her husband’s every move (with his consent). It’s a fascinating story of how well the different products worked and how creepy it felt.Read original article
Media reports of AirTags being abused by criminals have stirred controversy. Apple has published a brief but detailed plan on how it is addressing privacy concerns.Read original article
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